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Kindhelm IPESSA

Positioning Solution for Your Needs

Kindhelm offers IPESSA family positioning products for various applications on land, air and sea. We provide rugged and robust models for vehicles in demanding and harsh environments, but also light-weight and low-power options for applications where these are the key criteria.

One of the key features of all IPESSA family products is the novel sensor fusion of GNSS receiver and inertial sensors. This makes Kindhelm IPESSA the ideal positioning solution for any autonomous and guided vehicles. Read more or contact us directly for further information.

Precision Agriculture

Automation to Improve Efficiency

Improving the farm efficiency is one of the main objectives of precision agriculture. Better efficiency requires cutting down the running costs while increasing the farm yield. In practice, it means raising the level of automation and reducing manual work. Today, such methods as farm management, route planning and autonomous machine control are necessary to meet new requirements.

We offer State-of-Art positioning systems for various applications of precision agriculture. Our systems are suitable from guided, auto-steering systems to fully autonomous farming vehicles. Widely supported interfaces and flexible protocols allow easy connectivity to standard proprietary platforms. The novel sensor fusion with the latest sensor technology provides accurate positioning output also in the most demanding environments such as near treelines, under canopies and inside tunnels. Our modules are designed to meet high standards to ensure reliability and robustness under all conditions.

Agricultural Robotics

Precision for Robot Fleets

Soil compaction due to heavy vehicles is one of the primary issues in conventional farming. In contrast to inefficient deep plowing, utilizing a fleet of small robots provide sustainable way to reduce soil compaction. Our lightweight and cost optimized positioning modules allow accurate positioning at an affordable price. The modules are affordable for single robot as well as for a fleet of robots. Furthermore, our lightest positioning systems can extend your robotic applications to aerial operations.

Similarly to our all positioning products, we support a wide range of communication interface and flexibility to use standard and custom protocols for easy system integration.

Forest Industry

Positioning in Demanding Environments

Forests are one of the most demanding environments for satellite positioning. Trees easily block satellite signals and disturbs the positioning accuracy. Thanks to our carefully selected combination of sensors and novel sensor fusion, we are able to provide robust, reliable and accurate positioning output also in the most demanding circumstances. In addition to the positioning output, we also provide the information about the positioning accuracy all the time.

Besides the accurate position of the vehicle itself, IPESSA positioning modules provide precise and reliable heading measurements. Accurate heading is essential information in determination of the exact position of the crane or harvester head, and it enables more efficient management and workflow of logging sites.

Delivery Robots

Optimized Size and Power

Robot deliveries is a new emerging field among other single task oriented autonomous vehicles. Typically, these vehicles are small size and they are often based on an electrical power system. The power is supplied through batteries which are recharged in dedicated stations and optionally by solar cells. This yields a new requirement of low-power and small-size components in the system including positioning sensors.

Kindhelm offers compact-size and low-power IPESSA products, while still maintaining the high precision. Thanks to powerful sensor fusion engine combining GNSS positioning with inertial sensors, IPESSA can provide accurate and reliable position, attitude and heading even in urban environments.

Aerial Vehicles

High Dynamic Applications

Aerial vehicles differ significantly from ground vehicles in higher degree of freedom and wider range of vehicle dynamics. Specially drones are capable of agile maneuvers and rapid changes of direction of the motion. Furthermore, weight and power consumption are even more critical issues in the air. In fact, it is a matter of balancing between operation time and size of the payload.

Kindhelm provides lightweight and low-power IPESSA positioning modules also as un-housed versions to optimize the long operation time of the aerial vehicle, while maintaining the positioning accuracy.

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